The Emeraude was designed by Claude Piel. It originated in the 1950s with the CP.30. Since then an array of variants (fundamentally different in terms of engine, cabin size and aerobatic properties) have been offered. The general configuration remains a single-engined, low-wing monoplane, of which the CP.301 is perhaps the classic example. The Emeraude has been available as a licence-built product in its variant types in a number of countries. Plans remain available for home-build versions. Variants include the one-seat CP.90 Pinocchio, the three- or four-seat Super Diamante and the aerobatic CP.70/750 Beryl.
| ENGINE||1 x 67kW Continental C90-14F piston engine|
| Take-off weight||650 kg||1433 lb|
| Wingspan||8.30 m||27 ft 3 in|
| Length||6.00 m||20 ft 8 in|
| Cruise speed||161 km/h||100 mph|
| Range||800 km||497 miles|
|Rich Shankland, capn27=yahoo.com.sg, 27.08.2010|
Oops -typo, sorry. I meant to write CP-301, not 310.
|Bob Crum, bobjean2960=msn.com, 10.03.2010|
The most current Super Emeraude (not mentioned above) is the CP-320 which is designed for the Lycoming 0-320 150HP engine. This is a plans built version and offers higher gross weight and cruise speed. It is available with a swept vertical or traditional rounded vertical stab and full bubble canopy as options. There are several of this version flying in the US currently and many more under construction.
|Rich Shankland, capn27=yahoo.com.sg, 05.02.2010|
The CP-310 has a more realistic gross weight of 600 kg., esp. with the C-90 engine. Higher powered variants can carry more weight, but at the cost of aerobatic capability.
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